Scope and arrangement
Several letters, fragments of letters, and indentures of William Penn (1644-1718), English leader of the Society of Friends and founder of Pennsylvania, dating between 1675 and 1709. Recipients include Thos. Holmes (likely surveyor Thomas Holme); Samuel Beaks (or Beakes), Sheriff of Bucks County; Joseph Wood, Sheriff of Newcastle County; Hannah Callowhill Penn, and others. Letters, except to Hannah Penn, relate mainly to issues of government.